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August 7, 1933 ~ August 10, 2023 (age 90) 90 Years Old
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Israel Rosales, 90, of Danville, IN, passed away on August 10, 2023. Born on August 7, 1933, in Lima, Peru, Israel was bright, quiet, and a great observer. He loved his family and his work.
Israel is survived by his loving wife, Jackie, and children: Patti Tarbert (Eldon), Lito Rosales (Julie) and Alicia Rosales (Travis Kidwell). He will also be fondly remembered by his grandsons, Vincent and Nicholas Rebecca, and granddaughters, Jordan and Jaime Rosales. Israel leaves behind nephews and nieces, including Victor Beltran (Vincenne), Carlos Beltran, Jose Rosales, Orlando Avilez (Julie), Ricardo Avilez (Anna), Roland Rogers, Liliana Beltran, and Olga, Maria, and Victoria Rosales.
Israel was preceded in death by his father, Ambrosio Rosales, his mother, Maria Rosales-Chavez, his brothers Isaias (Olga), Isaac, Samuel, and Thomas Rosales, and his sisters Olga Beltran (Victor), Itel Avilez, Raquel Rogers (Walter), and Olinda Rosales.
As a child, Israel was educated in schools run by the Methodist Church in Lima, Peru. Later, he attended the University of San Marcos in Lima, where he obtained a medical degree. Between terms at the university, Israel was employed by IBM working on early computers to earn extra money.
Israel's career spanned several continents. In Peru, he served as a company doctor at a mining company in the Andes, a highway construction firm in the Peruvian jungle, and a farm on the coast of central Peru. Upon moving to the United States, Israel worked as a staff physician in West Virginia before completing a psychiatry residency at St. Francis Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA. He then practiced psychiatry at Highland Park Veterans Hospital in Pittsburgh and at Central State Hospital in Indianapolis. Israel concluded his fulltime medical career as the medical director of Richmond State Hospital. He continued with locum tenens at Logansport State Hospital and Putnamville Correctional Facility, practicing medicine for over fifty years. He also served as a Major in the Medical Corps, US Army Reserve. He was a member of the Indiana State Medical Association and the Peruvian American Medical Society.
During his leisure time, Israel enjoyed working on his property, planting trees, and doing landscaping. He was also skilled at mechanics and woodworking. A lover of dogs, Israel found joy in their (Maude’s and BirdJess’) companionship. He enjoyed watching sports and staying up-to-date with world news. Israel had travelled to many countries over the years, and especially loved his times on the beach.
In Indiana, Israel worshiped at Danville United Methodist Church and White Lick Presbyterian Church.
Israel Rosales lived a remarkable life, leaving behind cherished memories and a lasting impact on those who knew him. He will be deeply missed.
Memorial services to honor Israel's life will be announced at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be made in Israel's memory to the Indiana Alzheimer's Disease Research Center. Contributions can be made online at https://medicine.iu.edu/research-centers/alzheimers/giving.
Baker Funeral Home, Danville, is handling the arrangements.